Thundar is right. One way to fight this is to bring some bad incidents to the attention of Republicans, who seems all too inclined to supported police-state bills like Miller's.
I sent my own e-mail to the entire committee via theVCDL link. This bill, if passed,is really a severe blow to freedom and liberty in Virginia. Open Carriers will be in the sights of anti-gun LEOs and agencies all over the Commonwealth. (I kmow most LEOs are on our side, but it doesn't take many bad apples to rot the whole barrel.)
Fight this OCDO. This gives the anti a tool that is overbearing and unnecessary. If this passes we will have significant issues. Remember, any county, city or town can pass laws that are class 1 or 2 misdemeanors. Do you really want to face the arrest wrath of Manassas or Norfolk???
An excellent source of such information is the War on Guns blog.
This incident is all to typical:
We're the Only Ones Social Networking Enough
Hmmm--how to prove it?
â€śThe police officer was chatting on Facebook,â€ť said Brown. â€śI think thatâ€™s wrong.â€ť
So Brown took out his cell phone and took a picture. Thatâ€™s when he claims the officer arrested him.
â€śPulled me out of the car, grabbed my phone, and I said I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m breaking the law here â€¦ Iâ€™m not under arrest,â€ť said Brown.
Brown said the officer then said â€śWell, youâ€™re under arrest now.â€ť
Brown said the officer handcuffed him, took the phone and hauled him off to jail.
Brown claims he was never read his rights and the officer wouldnâ€™t give him his name. As for that picture, Brown said when officers returned his phone, the picture was gone. [More
I'd think a subpoena to Facebook would confirm activity at the time being alleged...and if it turns out to be a case of "Only One" citizen abuse as a method of CYA, he should be unfriended and introduced to another "social networking group".